(SHIM-SHAM) SHIMMY Dance Workshop

(SHIM-SHAM) SHIMMY Dance Workshop


April 27,

Hop Spot Tanzstudio

Teacher: BERNIE C./ Florida * USA dancer, choreographer, performer, producer, competition-judge.

History: To understand the history of this dance, we have to go back to popular Vaudeville Shows, running from 1900 to 1943. In the 1930s, one of the show dancers went to New York and started to perform a routine at a club called the Shim Sham. The dance was renamed the Shim Sham Shimmy. The routine spread all over Harlem and was danced onstage as an ‘all in’ finale to bring the performers together to close a show. Today the (Shim Sham) SHIMMY is performed globally at major events, at small vinyl bars or just whenever the song is played!